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‘Brew Dogs’ Pour It On Every Week [VIDEO]

A couple of weeks ago while channel surfing, I discovered the "Brew Dogs", two young and very Scottish brewmasters who host a TV show on the new Esquire Network. If you're into craft beer like I am, or not, these guys are funny and go on very interesting adventures.

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Free Beer Tip With ‘Greg On The Go’ [VIDEO]

If you listen to 96.1 WODZ weekday afternoons, you may hear our "Beer Break At Work" at 3:20. Obviously, you can tell that I'm interest in the topic of beer. So, I thought for our latest video episode of "Greg On The Go", we would focus on suds!

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How To Open A Beer With A Banana

Looking for a life hack on opening your beer with fruit? Try this videos tip:

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Saranac Hop Harvest Coming August 24th

As a former tour guide at the F. X. Matt Brewing Company, I always look forward to "what's brewing" at the home of Saranac. I just learned that the fourth annual local "Saranac Hop Harvest" will take place on Sunday, August 24th in Bridgewater. Check out what it's all about.

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F.X. Matt Brewery To Bottle NYS Fair ‘Homebrew’ Winner

Recently, the New York State Fair held its annual "Homebrew Competition", soliciting a number of beers from homebrewers. And the winning brew will be bottled by the F.X. Matt Brewing Company.

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Get Your ‘Fins Up’ For ‘Landshark Lager’ [VIDEO]

If you're a "Parrothead", you know the phrase "Fins Up" and that "Fins" was one of the professor of Margaritaville's greatest hits. Of course, we're talking about Jimmy Buffet here, and his signature beer "Landshark Lager". Jimmy Buffetholds a place near and dear to my heart, because as my wife and I drive away on vacation each year, we pop in Jimmy's greatest hits CD to make the car trip more fun!

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Crop Circles In Bavaria Concerns Beer Drinkers [VIDEO]

As If people don't already have enough to worry about, it seems that German beer drinkers are concerned about crop circles recently seen in Bavaria, one of the world's largest beer producing regions.

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Sam Adams Thinks It’s October

You've probably already seen Halloween items in the stores this summer, and now  Octoberfest beers are arriving in August. Specifically, Samuel Adams/The Boston Beer Company Octoberfest Beer is now on central New York store shelves.

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The Top 3 India Pale Ales Made In New York

Today is IPA Day and for those of you who don't know what an IPA is it stands for India Pale Ale. Traditionally this particular type of beer contains a lot of hops, which gives it a dry and bitter taste. The IPA has been gaining popularity rapidly over the past 10 years and I have for you the Top 3 IPAs made right here in New York State.

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NYS State Fair To Tap New Official Beer

When "The Great New York State Fair" opens on August 21st, a new official state fair beer will start pouring: "State Fair Showstopper Ale". Here's more about the new brew.

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Utica Club Draught Beer Shortage – No UC For Me?

As a former tour guide at the F.X. Matt Brewery during my college days, I was weaned on Utica Club Pilsener Lager Beer. Now, according to the brewery, there is a two-week shortage of UC draught beer in central New York. Two weeks? It might as well be eternity, as UC on tap is my beer of choice in taverns. More thoughts on the subject.

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7 Times Utica Club Shaped History

Due to the recent beer shortage in Utica that has left a draft drought for Utica Club for the next two weeks, we wanted to share the importance of Utica Club in history. You may not know how crucial of a role UC has played in United States history, and even world history.

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